Pixie Gas supports the use of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) over all other alternative fuels.
LPG has has long been recognized as a “green” energy. By using this exceptional energy with low carbon content, homeowners can help cut greenhouse gas emissions, improve air quality, and protect the environment.
- LPG emits about half the carbon dioxide as conventional gasoline.
- LPG is an approved alternative fuel listed in both the Clean Air Act of 1990 and the National Energy Policy Act of 1992 and 2005.
- If spilled, LPG presents no threat to soil, surface water, or groundwater because it evaporates immediately upon meeting the surrounding air.
- When burned, LPG emits less than half the greenhouse gas emissions as an equivalent amount of electricity produced by coal-fired power plants (Energetics, 2007).
- LPG emits less greenhouse gas emissions than gasoline, diesel, and electricity in many applications (Energetics, 2007).
- Compared to gasoline, LPG yields 12% less carbon dioxide, about 20% less nitrous oxide, and as much as 60% less carbon monoxide. (World LP Gas Association, January 2003, and California Energy Commission, January 2003)
- LPG cuts emissions of toxins and carcinogens like benzene and toluene by up to 96%, compared to gasoline, according to studies by the Southwest Research Institute.
- A traditional LPG water heater emits 60% fewer greenhouse gas emissions than its electric counterpart.
- LPG-fueled radiant heat cuts down on dust and allergens in a home since there is no need for a fan or blower.
- Cost of conversions for vehicles – however, there are government rebates and incentives
- Discovery Channel’s MythBusters team tests whether or not shooting a propane tank will trigger an explosion, it doesn’t: video.
- PERC – Propane Education & Research Council
- World LP Gas Association
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